Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Intern II - Chemistry

Eugene, OR
  • Responsibilities

    When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. You’ll have the opportunity to grow and learn in a culture that empowers your development. We have created an inclusive, global environment that values the power of diverse talent, backgrounds, and experiences to drive speed, productivity, innovation, and growth.

    Our internship program will give you a chance to get real world business experience and build your network before graduation. We are seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join our growing organization. In this position, you will be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of our daily routines and procedures. You will focus on learning how our organization runs, and can be expected to gain valuable insight that can further your interest in your chosen career field.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 70,000 employees the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. The customers we serve fall within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications.

    Internship Summary:

    The Chemistry R&D Internship position provides an opportunity for a self-motivated and independent synthetic/bio-chemist who are currently pursuing a chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering degree to get additional laboratory experience while working with other research and development scientists in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will apply chemistry skills to contribute to development projects and produce high-quality research- and bioconjugate products for life scientists. The position is for three months in the summer of 2019.


    • Design and execution of experimental plans, troubleshooting, data analysis and preparation, and reporting experimental results
    • Perform laboratory tasks independently and safely
    • Effectively collaborate with internal R&D and business work groups
    • Make recommendations to the business based on previous experience with various synthetic and biochemical techniques
    • Keeping up-to-date on new developments in both (bio)chemistry and life-science fields
    • Generate solutions for solving problems during product development with an understanding of customer needs
    • Maintain a detailed and accurate laboratory notebook
  • Qualifications

    Desired Skills

    • Hands-on laboratory experience in fluorophore conjugations to proteins and/or chemical linkers with knowledge in multiple conjugation chemistries
    • Experience in purification of protein-fluorophore and/or fluorophore-linker conjugates using chromatographic techniques
    • Practiced with protein and bioconjugate characterization techniques (e.g. UV-Vis, TLC, gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, ELISA, etc.)
    • Excellent written and verbal presentation skills
    • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work alongside colleagues from different backgrounds in a team-oriented environment
    • The ability to identify potential problems and provide relevant solutions
    • Skilled in statistical data analysis techniques using appropriate spreadsheet and graphing software

    Requirements To be eligible for an internship, students must:

    • Have a B.S. degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or other relevant field
    • Be enrolled in an accredited advanced degree program
    • Have at least one year experience in a research laboratory setting
    • Have completed at least one semester/quarter of classwork in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field
    • Be available for a three-month internship in the summer of 2019

    Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

  • Industry
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  • About Us
    As the world’s leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific's professionals develop critical solutions—and build rewarding careers. They help customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure food is safe, and so much more. When you #StartYourStory with Thermo Fisher, you are guaranteed meaningful work - both personally and professionally.